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October 12th 2016
Taboo Scenarios: How to Think About the Unthinkable
Taboos are a universal feature of social systems. Even the most avowedly open-minded organizations place tacit constraints on what can be said and even thought. Business leaders ignore these constraints at their peril. This article by Paul Schoemaker and Phil Tetlock examines the role of the sacred, profane, and taboo in society, and links these phenomena to the psychology of moral outrage.
Nelson Mandela's life story is one that transcends borders, race, language, and culture. In this article, Paul J. H. Schoemaker argues that Mandela's remarkable story holds valuable lessons for business leaders involved in managing profound change, and considers how the core of Mandela's strategy was to encourage racial harmony, forgiveness without forgetting, power sharing, and a strong focus on the future, not the past.
In rapidly changing business landscapes, executives need the ability to quickly spot both new opportunities and hidden risks. Asking the right questions can help you broaden your perspectives - and make smarter decisions. This article will show you how.
Superforecasting: How to Upgrade Your Company's Judgement
Imagine that you could dramatically improve your firm's forecasting ability, but to do so you'd have to expose just how unreliable its predictions - and the people making them - really are. Read this article by Paul Schoemaker and Philip Tetlock to find out what happened next.
CRF Prague: Czech Republic - An Industrial Powerhouse in Central Europe
In running-up to our 8th International Conference this year, CRF has collaborated with The Economist Intelligence Unit to bring you an economic overview of the Czech Republic. This comprehensive article looks at the Czech economy, the reasons behind its remarkable economic growth over the last couple of years and predictions for future economic development. We would urge all conference attendees and those interested in European economy to read the article.
This latest edition of our e-magazine - Progress - takes a look at a number of topics including the implications from Brexit, how to counter complexity with 'smart simplicity', the challenges of digitisation for workers' lives and how the current practice of talent management can be improved.
Progress - Issue 4: Discovering the meaning of Brexit
Within this fourth edition of our e-magazine - Progress – Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator at the Financial Times, discusses the outlook for British businesses after the 2016 European Referendum result.
In this presentation, Ed Marsh, Head of HR at Nestlé Professional, discusses Nestlé's approach to talent management and what works for the organisation. Current challenges and dilemmas are also considered.
Progress - Issue 4: Meeting complexity with Smart Simplicity
Within this fourth edition of our e-magazine - Progress – Yves Morieux, Senior Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group, provides a short overview of the 'Smart Simplicity' principles designed to make people more autonomous, cooperative, and efficient.